Oregon Statutes - Chapter 368 - County Roads - Section 368.281 - County recovery of costs for road hazard abatement; lien.

(1) The county governing body may recover costs ordered paid under ORS 368.276, by:

(a) Bringing an action for recovery of the costs in any court of competent jurisdiction; or

(b) If the person ordered to pay costs owns real property within the county, filing a copy of the order with the county clerk to be entered as a lien upon the real property of that person within the county.

(2) If a lien is filed under subsection (1)(b) of this section:

(a) That lien, when docketed, is prior and superior to all other liens or charges on the property except taxes; and

(b) If the costs ordered to be paid under ORS 368.276 are not paid within the time established by the county governing body in the order, the county governing body shall cause the lien to be foreclosed as provided in ORS chapter 88.

(c) The county governing body may increase the county road budget by the amount of costs recovered or to be recovered under this section. [1981 c.153 §32]

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